Blanchefleur

British - A mistress of Percival. Clamadeus besieged her castle hoping to force her into marriage. Percival killed him in single combat and became her lover. In some accounts, she was the sister of Percival. Known as Blanchefleur, Blanchefleor or Blanchefleor.
British - A sister of King Mark, some say. Wife of Meliad, some say. She is said to have eloped with Meliad or Rivalin and became the mother of Tristram, dying of heartbreak when her husband died. Others say that she was given to Rivalin as a wife when he helped King Mark in his battles with the Scots. On occassion, identified as Blanchefleur, Blanchefleor or Blanchefleor.
European - Wife of Floris. Mother of Bertha. In one account the Saracen king of Spain captured a group of pilgrims. One of the ladies in the group gave birth to a girl, who was christened Blanchefleur, on the same day that the king's consort gave birth to a boy called Floris. They were raised together but Floris was sent away to school and Blanchefleur was sold to a slave dealer. Floris set out to rescue her and stayed with Darius, a bridgekeeper, in Babylon where Blanchefleur was imprisoned. Floris bribed his way into the prison tower and was reunited with his beloved. When they were discovered in bed together they were both sentenced to death, but their obvious love for each other softened the emir's heart and they were allowed to marry and return to Spain where their daughter Bertha was born. When she grew up, Bertha was due to wed the Frankish king, Pepin I, but her old nurse, Margiste, substituted her own daughter, Aliste, and she became queen. Some years later Blanchefleur travelled to France and exposed the deception and her daughter was then able to resume her rightful place as queen. Sometimes known as Blanchefleur, Blanchefleor or Blanchefleor.
European - Daughter of Thierry. She was betrothed to Garin le Loherain when he helped her father in his battles with the Saracens but Pepin, having agreed to the marriage, changed his mind and kept her for himself. In some lore, occasionally called Blanchefleur, Blanchefleor or Blanchefleor.
European - A wife of Charlemagne in some accounts. Also identified as Blanchefleur, Blanchefleor or Blanchefleor.

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